Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Looking At 2013: The Potential 40 Man Roster

25 Man Roster

SP CC Sabathia
SP Andy Pettitte
SP Phil Hughes 
SP Ivan Nova
SP David Phelps

RP Cody Eppley
RP Boone Logan
RP David Aardsma
RP Joba Chamberlain
SU David Robertson
CL Mariano Rivera

C ???
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
SS Derek Jeter
3B Alex Rodriguez
LF Brett Gardner
CF Curtis Granderson
RF ???
DH ???

BN Eduardo Nunez
BN Chris Dickerson
BN Francisco Cervelli
BN ???
BN ???

40 Man Roster

SP/RP Adam Warren
SP Dellin Betances

C Austin Romine
3B David Adams
2B Corban Joseph

OF Zoilo Almonte
OF Melky Mesa

SP Michael Pineda *60 Day DL

I originally had David Phelps off of the 25 man roster and had Michael Pineda penciled in as a 4th or 5th starter but after the news of him being out until June or July I had to edit that.

That is only 33 spots on the 40 man filled leaving plenty of space to protect our minor leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft and to sign minor league depth in case of another injury epidemic.

*note that these are my opinions and not necessarily what I think will happen as much as I think what should happen.  


  1. Nice list. But Pineda will have to be put back on the 40 man once the WS is over I believe. As far as next season I think Eppley gets replaced with a better RP who can actually get LHB out and has the ability to work as a long man. None of the other RP's have that and a second LHP will probably also be out in the pen (Rapada). Cervelli's spot on the 40 man depends on how Romine is doing and if they keep stewart. But I would be surprised to find Cervelli on the 25 man roster unless an injury occurs. I believe he still has an option left.

  2. Oh I knew that Pineda would have to be put back on. I guess I should have specified that these were locks, in my eyes, going into the season.


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)